49ers focus on offense in our latest 7-round mock NFL Draft

It's my first mock NFL Draft for the Niners in a while, so bear with me.

And it's very offensive-centric.

Roger Goodell announces the 49ers' pick in the 2018 NFL Draft
Roger Goodell announces the 49ers' pick in the 2018 NFL Draft / Tom Pennington/GettyImages
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The 49ers used free agency to address much of their defensive needs, but offense is the name of the game in Niner Noise's latest mock NFL Draft.

The San Francisco 49ers have one more year before they have to dish out a hefty contract extension for quarterback Brock Purdy, which will likely mean a number of well-known players who have been part of the team for some time will probably end up departing in the not-so-distant future.

Meanwhile, the Niners were still able to play an active role in NFL free agency, using available cap room to primarily focus on the defensive side of the ball. Some of their notable pickups included defensive linemen like Leonard Floyd and Yetur Gross-Matos, linebacker De'Vondre Campbell and cornerback Isaac Yiadom.

Yet the offense could use an infusion of talent despite already having plenty of superstar talent surrounding Purdy. Not only does San Francisco need to prepare for a post-Purdy extension roster by netting talent now on cheap rookie contracts, but it also has to reinforce the offensive line while looking to get younger and cheaper elsewhere.

In this seven-round mock NFL Draft for 2024, we try to do just that.

Round 1, Pick No. 31 overall: 49ers select safety Tyler Nubin, Minnesota

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Yes, this is a offensive-minded mock, and the Niners need plenty of O-line help. But they also need to figure out some long-term answers at safety, especially with Tashaun Gipson unsigned and Talanoa Hufanga entering a contract year coming off a torn ACL.

Minnesota's Tyler Nubin is a rangy ball-hawking kind of defensive back who would pair well with second-year safety Ji'Ayir Brown, comprising the future of San Francisco's last line of defense.

Plus, the 2024 draft class is awfully deep, and the 49ers can get creative to reinforce the offense via other means.

Round 2, Pick No. 37 overall (via Chargers): 49ers select offensive tackle Jordan Morgan, Arizona

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One of Niner Noise's favorite draft targets, Arizona tackle Jordan Morgan, managed to slip out of the first round, but he's not going to last all the way to the Niners' second pick way down in Round 2.

So, why not trade with head coach Jim Harbaugh and the Los Angeles Chargers by sending off that second-rounder along with a third- and a fourth-round pick in 2024, plus a Round 4 selection in 2025? Doing so nets the No. 37 overall pick, as well as the Bolts' pick at No. 181 overall, according to the simulator.

49ers-Chargers trade

In getting Morgan, San Francisco immediately upgrades at right tackle with a day-one starter who'll overtake Colton McKivitz on the depth chart.

Plus, long term, Morgan is the kind of player who can eventually slide over to left tackle and replace All-Pro Trent Williams when the future Hall of Famer elects to call it a career.